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ELI Research Brief #1 - New Uses for Old Tools: Protecting Biodiversity and Preventing Pollution Under Existing Laws

Authors: 

John Pendergrass, Environmental Law Institute

Date Released: 

December 1993

Out Of Print

Pollution prevention, rather than "end of the pipe" treatment of effluent, has recently emerged as the preferred strategy in the reduction of industrial emissions. By signing the Biodiversity Treaty in 1993, President Clinton signaled U.S. recognition that protecting the global ecosystem is one of the planet`s principal challenges. New Uses for Old Tools demonstrates that the U.S. EPA can accomplish these goals without the addition of new regulations or laws.